FILM : Front Page Story
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FILM / MOVIE TITLE DATE FILM STAR(S) WHO APPEAR IN THE LOCATION SCENES FILM / MOVIE LOCATIONS / SCENES
Front Page Story 1954 Jack Hawkins, Elizabeth Allan, Eva Bartok, Derek Farr London
Director : Gordon Parry   Production Company : Jay Lewis Productions  Region : LONDON E-G

At the last minute, a determined newspaper editor forsakes a planned vacation with his wife because of a hunch that an important story is about to break.

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Front Page Story - As Mrs. Thorpe waits at a road junction, Kennedy closes in. Looking north along St. Martin’s Place with St. Martin’s Lane continuing into the right distance. With the statue of Nurse Edith Cavell top centre.
Front Page Story

frpast031. As Mrs. Thorpe waits at a road junction, Kennedy closes in. Looking north along St. Martin’s Place with St. Martin’s Lane continuing into the right distance. With the statue of Nurse Edith Cavell top centre.

frpast031n. Looking the same way in this comparison from Peter, and a closer view of the statue.Four films have been made about this lady's life, and death.
(Modern Photo Added: 09-03-2017)

Front Page Story - Standing right beside her, the journalist can't bring himself to ask for his exclusive interview. Duncannon Street WC2 with St. Martin in the Fields church as the background.
Front Page Story

frpast032. Standing right beside her, the journalist can't bring himself to ask for his exclusive interview. Duncannon Street WC2 with St. Martin in the Fields church as the background.

frpast032n. Peter provides this modern view.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-03-2017)

Front Page Story - Mrs. Thorpe pauses, looking over Trafalgar Square. To the right runs St. Martin's Place with the ornate roof tower of the Coliseum Theatre prominent beyond.
Front Page Story

frpast033. Mrs. Thorpe pauses, looking over Trafalgar Square. To the right runs St. Martin's Place with the ornate roof tower of the Coliseum Theatre prominent beyond.

frpast033n. Looks like Peter's camerawork was drawing some attention.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Kennedy draws near once more. To the right stands St. Martin in the Fields church.
Front Page Story

frpast034. Kennedy draws near once more. To the right stands St. Martin in the Fields church.

frpast034n. The familiar location, once again captured by Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Mrs. Thorpe walks towards the centre of Trafalgar Square.
Front Page Story

frpast035. Mrs. Thorpe walks towards the centre of Trafalgar Square.

frpast035n. Peter took this shot outside the National Gallery.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-02-2017)

Front Page Story - The view of the fountains is taken in.
Front Page Story

frpast036. The view of the fountains is taken in.

frpast036n. A similar view from Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Kennedy watches as the woman relishes her freedom. South Africa House fills the background.
Front Page Story

frpast037. Kennedy watches as the woman relishes her freedom. South Africa House fills the background.

frpast037n. There's a variety of traffic in Peter's shot.
(Modern Photo Added: 27-02-2017)

Front Page Story - Sent by Grant to get the story, Teale (Derek Farr) and his Photographer arrive in the square and spot Mrs. Thorpe.
Front Page Story

frpast038. Sent by Grant to get the story, Teale (Derek Farr) and his Photographer arrive in the square and spot Mrs. Thorpe.

frpast038n. No photographer here today, except Peter.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-03-2017)

Front Page Story - Kennedy and Teale converge on their prey. Looking up at Canada House on the west side of Trafalgar Square.
Front Page Story

frpast039. Kennedy and Teale converge on their prey. Looking up at Canada House on the west side of Trafalgar Square.

frpast039n. The almost unchanged view taken by Peter on a cloudless day.
(Modern Photo Added: 18-04-2017)

Front Page Story - When she runs into the road to escape the reporters, Mrs. Thorpe is run down by a bus. Trafalgar Square in WC2 with the National Gallery in the distance.
Front Page Story

frpast040. When she runs into the road to escape the reporters, Mrs. Thorpe is run down by a bus. Trafalgar Square in WC2 with the National Gallery in the distance.

frpast040n. Peter took this from a similar angle.
(Modern Photo Added: 08-03-2017)

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